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Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Attorney-General (Senator Gareth Evans)-That this Bill be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

And it being 11 p.m.-

Adjournment Negatived: The President, under Sessional Order, put the Question-That the Senate do now adjourn.

Question-put and negatived.

Debate continued.

Question-That this Bill be now read a second time-put.

The Senate divided

AYES, 28

Senators- Bolkus Button Childs Coates Coleman Colston Crowley Elstob Evans, Gareth Evans, Jack Foreman Georges Gietzelt Giles Grimes Hearn Jones McClelland Maguire Mason Primmer Ray, Robert Reynolds Robertson (Teller) Sibraa Tate Walsh Zakharov

NOES, 28

Senators- Archer Baume Bjelke-Petersen Boswell Carrick, Sir John Chaney Chipp Collard Crichton-Browne Durack Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Haines Hamer Harradine Hill Jessop Kilgariff Lajovic Lewis Macklin Messner Missen Reid (Teller) Teague Townley Walters Watson Withers

The Ayes and Noes being equal, Question resolved in the negative.